Ruban Bleu Years: Complete Recordings 1944-1949

Ruban Bleu Years: Complete Recordings 1944-1949

by Maxine Sullivan


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All of Maxine Sullivan's recordings from 1944-1949 are on this single CD; she would only record two songs during the 1950-1954 period before making some full-length records in 1955. This reissue is more complete than the previous Tono recording that covered the same period, for it adds nine additional cuts. The previous 18 numbers find Sullivan in the studios with a couple of groups that utilize string sections and Larry Johnson's Orchestra, and, best of all, six swinging numbers with pianist Ellis Larkins' trio. The "new" cuts feature Sullivan with the Teddy Wilson Sextet, Benny Carter's big band, and on the radio with backing by Jimmie Lunceford's Orchestra. Although these recordings overall did not sell that well, the appealing singer (who interprets lyrics fairly straight but with a solid sense of swing) was very much in her prime, as can be heard on such numbers as "Every Time We Say Goodbye," "Mad About the Boy," "Skylark," "Taking My Time," "Legalize My Name," and remakes of "Loch Lomond" and "If I Had a Ribbon Bow." Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/1998
Label: Baldwin Street Music
UPC: 0776127067027
catalogNumber: 303
Rank: 90587

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxine Sullivan   Primary Artist
Tony Scott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Grey   Trombone
Jimmie Lunceford   Track Performer
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Red Norvo   Vibes
Specs Powell   Drums
Teddy Wilson   Piano,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   Bass
Larry Johnson   Piano
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Shorty Rogers   Trumpet
Trummy Young   Trombone
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Benny Carter   Alto Saxophone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Tony Colucci   Guitar
Morey Feld   Drums
Hall   Bass
J.C. Heard   Drums
Ellis Larkins   Piano,Band
Alton Moore   Trombone
Beverly Peer   Bass
John Simmons   Bass
Sonny White   Piano
Cedric Wallace   Strings,Drums,Performing Ensemble
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Benny Carter & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Billy Taylor   Bass
Harry Patent   Bass,Strings
Laura Newell   Harp
Willard Brown   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lance Martin   Artwork
Ted Takashi Ono   Producer,Liner Notes

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